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Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org

On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Thomas Schoepf wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Wichert Akkerman - Debian project leader wrote:
> > 1) create nonfree.debian.org domain
> I thinks that's even not clear enough, because the "debian.org" part makes
> it somehow official again.
> Personally, I would prefer "unofficial.debian.org".

I like this idea.

> Even those who know nothing about the Debian Social Contract should know
> what that means.

unofficial.debian.org depoliticizes the split somewhat.  I feel this is a
"good thing" though not everyone would agree, I am sure.  Furthermore it
solves the sticky problem of lumping contrib in with non-free on this
site.  Both are unofficial, i.e. not part of "main".  But both are not

I only have one problem with "unofficial".  People are used to unofficial
(beta) releases of software being the "good stuff" ... the latest-and-
greatest-with-all-the-bells-and-whistles.  I don't think this is the
message we want to send.  So I'm kind of on the fence as to whether
"nonfree" or "unofficial" would be better because of this.

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